Baking Christmas treats is one of the joys of the season and Katelyn and I normally get together to bake for family and friends, but this year has been a little different. My mother fell the day before Thanksgiving and fractured two vertebrae in her neck, so normal life has been filled with caring for my mom and very few of the typical Christmas season festivities. Today I had the chance to bake Christmas cookies with one of our sweet neighbors and her beautiful little girl, Harper and it was truly a delight.
I have to admit that I have tried out several different recipes for decorated sugar cookies and they either taste great and spread too much or they look perfect and don't taste all that great. Today, I tried again...another recipe. They baked up nicely, didn't spread, held their shape and looked great; taste not so great. They were ok, but definitely not good enough that I care to share the recipe, but we had a blast and Harper was happy! We had so much fun that I just had to share the experience and highlight the one appliances in my kitchen that is indispensable, especially when it come to baking.
Spending a few hours baking and decorating cookies with Harper brought some true Christmas joy to my house. She was so sweet and joyful. Harper helped to remind me of the true meaning of the season.
I highly recommend baking some Christmas cookies with family or friends. Get baking!